A resource bundle is a set of compatible IT resources for provisioning databases. A resource bundle includes CPU and memory resources as vSphere resource pools, and storage and networking resources.

To assign the appropriate amount of resources to each organization, system administrators create resource bundles and assign them to organizations. System administrators specify a resource pool and storage and networking resources when they create a resource bundle.

Resource Pool

All CPU and memory resources of a resource bundle come from a vSphere resource pool that is created in the vSphere Client with reservation equal to limit. See Create a Resource Pool.

Storage Resources

Each resource bundle includes storage resources for data and storage resources for backup. The storage resources must be visible to all hosts that use the resource bundle.

DB Access Networks

DB Access Networks provide communication for databases. A DB Access Network corresponds to a vSphere port group. Each network must be visible to all hosts that use the resource bundle. DHCP is required.

Selecting one or more DB Access Networks allows you to isolate different database groups from one another, for example, to isolate a QA database group from a Production database group. When no DB Access Networks have been assigned in the environment, select the network that is mapped to the Web Console Network. Do not select internal networks for DB Access Network traffic.

The following figure shows how Data Director resources come from vSphere resource pools, datastores, and port groups. When administrators create a resource bundle, the resources are always coming from the underlying vSphere environment.

Resources in vSphere and Data Director
Data Director resources consist of resource pools for CPU and memory, port groups, and storage.

Resource Assignment explains how resource assignment differs for the different levels of the hierarchy.